A person, whether or not acting under color of law, who by force, threat of force, or by economic coercion, intentionally [injures, intimidates, or interferes with another because that person is about to exercise civil rights or because that person has exercised civil rights] [intimidates or prevents another from aiding a third person to exercise that person’s civil rights], is guilty of Preventing Exercise of Civil Rights.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota, the Defendant, _______________, whether or not acting under color of law, by force, threat of force, or by economic coercion;
2) Intentionally [injured, intimidated, or interfered, with _______________, because _______________ was exercising or was about to exercise civil rights, or because _______________ had exercised civil rights] [intimidated or prevented _______________, from aiding _______________, a third person, to exercise that person’s civil rights], as follows: _______________.